Axar and Ashwin then hounded the visitors with the left-arm picking his fourth fi-fer in the series and the latter re-entering record books as India finished the fourth Test in the final hour of day 3.
The difference in Rohit's home and away average of 54.05 is the most by a batsman ever (min. 20 innings) but since opening the innings for India, the figure reads 24.23 which only shows that he has been growing into the role.
Trapping Jofra Archer in front of middle, in the second innings in Ahmedabad on Thursday, Ashwin reached the milestone of 400 Test wickets - fourth by an Indian, 16th overall, and sixth by a spinner.
12 wickets were the most picked by spinners in a single Day/Night Test, but the Ahmedabad clash saw the variety snare 28 wickets off the total 30 that were picked.
India wrapped up the game with an emphatic 10-wicket win in Ahmedabad to take a 2-1 lead in the series and inch closer to the World Test Championship final.
For India, the contemplation will resort to whether having more pacers than spinners or adding more batting depth to the existing lineup with more all-rounders
Inferring from Kolkata Test in November 2019 and the available numbers from the Day-Night Tests played across the globe to date, here is a guide to the second Pink Ball Test that India will stage, in Ahmedabad.
BCCI named its 19-man squad for the five-match T20I series against England on Saturday and India TV picks the six takeaways from the announcement.
The World No.1, with his formidable serving, impressive returning, and baseline supremacy, tamed a frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to complete a hat-trick of trophies at the Melbourne Park,
291 players went under the hammer and 57 slots were filled with Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore shelling out the most.
With the revelation of Axar, while it adds to India's bowling depth and ability to look beyond the famed pair of Ashwin and Jadeja, at present, it definitely creates a happy headache in opting for a spin combination irrespective of the format.
With the dismissal of Broad, Ashwin became the only bowler in Test cricket history to have dismissed 200 left-handed batsmen, a milestone he reached only a month after surpassing Muttiah Muralitharan to take the top spot on the elusive list.
he odds, like in Gabba a few weeks back, are stacked against the Indian team, who unlike the previous Test, have their first-choice team available to aim for rewriting history.
After 17 Test appearances since his debut, on January 5, 2018, all of which were away from home, Bumrah on Friday will make his home Test debut, a record in itself.
India have a few selection headaches to take care of ahead of their four-match Test series against England, starting from February 5 in Chennai.
England wrapped up a 2-0 cleansweep over a beleaguered Sri Lankan side in Galle with Root returning to his ominous best, but the victory failed to overshadowed the follies called out in the England batting lineup by the Sri Lankan spinners, primarily their vulnerability against left-arm spin.
The recent win does make India the outright favourites, but England too are heading into the contest on the back of a 2-0 cleansweep in Sri Lanka with their skipper Joe Root in destructive form.
With the 2-0 win, England are now the most successful visiting team in Sri Lanka and have equalled India's tally for most matches won by a visiting team in Sri Lanka.
Be it the leg-side ploy or the introducing as many left-handed batsmen in the lineup, it was Shastri's tactical decisions that helped India bounce back from 36 all-out to the Border-Gavaskar series win in Australia.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, expected to be held next month, we take a look at how each team stacks ups and what variety of players will each franchise look for.